Cascata by Susanna IC

Cascata

Knitting
April 2010
Lace ?
17 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
680 - 700 yards (622 - 640 m)
24” / 61 cm x 68” / 173 cm, lace or fingering weight yarn
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This shawl is inspired by the sparkling waters of a waterfall. The meandering lace includes a narrow stockinette sections at the top of the pattern, which expand with each twist toward the bottom of the shawl. It is easy enough even for the beginner lace knitter because the pattern is formed with basic decreases paired with simple yarn overs while the reverse rows are all purled. This project is knitted in one piece starting with the bottom edge followed by easy short rows (no wraps) that give the shawl its unique crescent form. Waterfall is a perfect showcase for a hand-dyed yarn because the tendency of these yarns to pool unpredictably will actually enhance the overall watery effect.

The original shawl was knitted with 680 yards of the stunning MacKintosh Yarns Rhiannon Silk Lace yarn.

finished measurements:
Width after blocking: 24” / 61 cm.
Length after blocking: 68” / 173 cm.

suggested yarn:
1 skein MacKintosh Yarns Rhiannon Silk Lace (1000 yds / 914 m per 3 ½ oz / 100 gskein; 100% Silk) in Submerged.

needles:
Size 7 US / 4.5 mm circular needle, 40” /100 cm long.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

notions:
Stitch markers (optional), tapestry needle, blocking pins.

gauge:
17 sts and 22 rows = 4” / 10 cm in St st after blocking.

There is a small mistake in the chart row numbers. Rows 61 & 63 are listed as 71 & 73.

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